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Thursday, September 15, 2011

35th Birthday: 25th ERUF Anniversary Dinner

The date was September 11, 2011. It was a very memorable day. It was the 10th anniversary of the 911 attacks. It was my 35th Bithday. It was also the 25th anniversary of the Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation (ERUF). Since my parents-in-law are proud members of such a wonderful organization, I made sure that I attended their Awards and Recognition dinner even if it was my birthday.

The event was held at the Grand Convention Center Cebu, Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City. 
 Outside the Grand Convention Center that night was one of the original transportations used by ERUF in the past. The organization has responded to fires, floods and other emergencies in Cebu.
 Our neighbor at Gentle Breeze, Dr. Jesus Ravanes, is one of the members of the Board of ERUF.
 ERUF gave the guests a pin of the logo of the foundation. The organization is bent on providing the same world-class service for 25 years and beyond.
 Stickers were also made to commemorate the Silver Anniversary of the foundation.

 There was a mini-fashion show highlighting the T-shirts and uniforms that ERUF members and staff wore from 1986-2011.

 The Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation gave plaques of recognition to partner cities, groups, individuals, and members who made great contributions to making ERUF one of the most recognizable and admired organizations in Cebu.
 The Dutch friends from the city of Haarlemmermeer gave ERUF a very nice gift.
 Mayor Mike Rama who just came from a visit in China, went to grace the event coming from the airport. He did not want to miss the event because ERUF has really been instrumental in providing a great service in difficult times.
The major awardees of the night.

It was great to see that ERUF lasted 25 years in serving the Cebuanos and the foundation is looking forward to another 25 great years of service. Congratulations, ERUF!!!

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